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Draft CDC guidelines controversially conclude that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser surgical face masks in certain settings.
A boost in protection is needed to offset the persistent disparities in the toll of COVID between racial and ethnic groups.
The vaccines tend to prevent infection for only a few months, but they offer longer protection against hospitalization and death.
Already, more than 100 million Americans don’t have regular access to primary care, a number that has nearly doubled since 2014.
Proposal would require all facilities to increase staffing up to certain minimum levels, but it includes no money for new hires.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
Who should get flu, COVID and RSV vaccines—and when?
The GOP candidates also sparred over COVID policies at their first debate.
The Biden initiative marks a turning point in a long-fought battle to control ever-rising drug prices.
Cohen now faces challenges on a national scale as she’s charged with fixing the CDC after its pandemic missteps.
The CDC’s flawed diagnostic test stymied national efforts to contain COVID-19 as the disease spread.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
No other state has mandated that hospitals question patients about their citizenship.
In the 1980s, AZT was labeled the most expensive drug in history at $8,000 annually. Now, scores of drugs cost more than $50,000 a year.
Will Leqembi’s primary benefit—a slight slowing of decline in cognition and functioning—make a difference to patients and family members...
Regulators have expressed concern about consolidation of hospitals and physician groups into larger organizations that can drive up prices.
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